We’re in The Good Beer Guide

The Owls Nest is listed again in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for 2020.  Come and try our fine real ales!

Owls Nest Good Beer Guide 2020

That means the Owls Nest has been in the guide for 9 years on the bounce!  We have in recent years been East Dorset CAMRA’s rural pub of the year – if you enjoy fine real ale the Owls Nest is one of the best pubs around!

Click to get your copy and to find out more about CAMRA.

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Pie & Ale Festival 2020

Beer Festival 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the Owl’s Nest will once again be holding its own beer festival with added bits. This annual tradition is all of 5 years’ old, and a firm fixture in the local beer, pie and music lovers’ calendar. As before there will be a wide range of local, regional and national real ales, a few ciders and perries, and a selection the Owl’s Nest’s famous home made pies.

18 Ales and 8 different pies – at least!

Friday 7th Feb – Sun 9th Feb inclusive

  • Friday 7th: 12midday – 3.00pm; 5.00pm – 11.00pm.
  • Saturday 8th: 12midday – 11.00pm, with live music by Brandy from 8.30pm.
  • Sunday 9th: 12midday – 10.00pm, with live music by Steamer Blues between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.

We really hope you will want to come and join us to chase away the winter blues and enjoy the best of real ales and top notch pies!

The Owl’s Nest Beer Festival 2020 – the home of great ales!

LATEST: First draft of Richard’s ale list for the festival – inevitably there will be some changes but it’s an exciting prospect!

Beer Festival 2020

The official beer tasting notes have now been produced. Print your own copy off!

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Pie and Ale Festival 2019

We are very pleased to announce details of our 2019 Beer Festival – otherwise known as the Owls Nest Pie and Ale Festival! We hope that you will want to come and join us from Friday 1st February through to Sunday 3rd February. It’s that boring time of year when nothing’s going on – apart from our annual beer festival!

We will have 18 – probably more – fantastic real ales plus the odd cider on offer over the bar and from our festival stills in the restaurant area. You will also be able to sample our fantastic, home made pies (last orders 8.30pm).

If that’s not enough we have live music on Saturday night and Sunday evening:

Saturday 8.30 – 11.00pm the Two Man Travelling Medicine Show

Sunday 5.00 – 7.00 pm Steamer

Owls Nest Beer Festival 2019

Download the festival beer tasting notes.

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World Cup Sweep draw

For those who are interested here is the evidence that the World Cup sweepstake draw has been made. It was performed after the last envelope was taken on 4 June and the team names were drawn at random by Owls Nest royalty, as promised – namely Queen Sheila, Princess Jan and Prince Andrew.

Owls Nest World Cup 18 Sweep team list

Owls Nest World Cup 18 Sweep team list

Owls Nest World Cup 18 Sweep draw

Owls Nest World Cup 18 Sweep draw

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Pie and Ale Festival 2018

Welcome to the Owls Nest Pie and Ale Festival 2018

Owls Nest West Parley Beer Festival 2018

We hope you’re as excited as we are by the prospect of our annual Pie and Ale Festival. We have music, beer, pies, good company – what more could you want?

You can view or download the festival beer tasting notes.

Have a look at some of the exciting ales we have lined up ….

  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Lyme Regis Revenge
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Long Man Best
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Sixpenny Black
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Butts' Wild Mild
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Eight Arch Eponymous
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Hopback Winter Lightening
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    St George's Worcester Sauce
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Adnams Old Ale
  • Owls Nest Beer Festival 2018
    Cotleigh Golden Seahawk

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